Packet Switching Protocol

  • Rules communication between applications & nodes.
    • ex. the TCP/IP is the standard protocol of the Internet
  • Packet switching protocol ensures that the data is disassembled, sent & reassembled in correct order & without errors
  • Vocab:
    • TCP (transaction control protocol) = controls link between network devices & makes sure data arrives and is assembled in correct order
    • IP (Internet protocol) = provides identification of packets, so that the source & destination address can be determined
      • IP addresses = 4 byte
    • Domains (www addresses) represent IP addresses of servers in the Internet

Written by Jocbe
Last update: 13. December 2010

Sources:
  • Jones, Richard. Computer Science Java Enabled. Victoria: IBID Press, 2004.